Kyle Pitts Fantasy
- Height / Weight
- 6'6" / 246 lbs.
- Date of Birth (Age)
- October 6, 2000 (22)
- 3rd Season
- 2021 / Rd. 1 / Pk. 4 (ATL)
Kyle Pitts News
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts' (knee) rehab/recovery from a season-ending right knee injury is "on schedule," according to tight ends coach Justin Peele. The 22-year-old Pitts needed surgery for a Grade 2 MCL sprain in late November after getting hurt in Week 11. The good news is he's on the right track and could be able to take part in all of the team's offseason workouts, barring a setback. In his second NFL season in 2022, Pitts caught 28 of his 59 targets for 356 yards and two touchdowns in 10 games played before his knee injury. He's been an extremely frustrating fantasy starter the last two years, but he's still young and had over 1,000 yards receiving in his rookie season. If the Falcons figure out some stability at the quarterback position, Pitts could easily break out in 2023 if he's healthy.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts (knee) has officially been ruled out for the rest of the year, according to head coach Arthur Smith. Pitts was previously out indefinitely with damage to his right MCL that required surgery. The 22-year-old former fourth overall pick in 2021 should be ready to go for the 2023 season after suffering a Grade 2 MCL sprain in Week 11. He had been extremely frustrating for fantasy managers in his second NFL season before his knee injury, catching only 28 of his 59 targets for 356 yards and two touchdowns a year after going for over 1,000 receiving yards in his rookie campaign. Pitts' fantasy stock will be down entering drafts next year, but he could outperform expectations if quarterback Marcus Mariota isn't running the offense. Parker Hesse and MyCole Pruitt will share playing time at the position the rest of the way in Atlanta.
Atlanta Falcons tight end Kyle Pitts is out indefinitely after suffering a torn ACL in the team's win over the Chicago Bears. While Pitts hasn't met expectations this season in fantasy football, managers continued to hold out hope for the 2021 No. 4 overall pick in the NFL Draft. He is more than likely out for the remainder of the fantasy football season and can be dropped in leagues of all shapes and sizes. Parker Hesse and MyCole Pruitt will be the lead tight ends for Atlanta, but neither has fantasy upside. Ultimately, Pitts' absence from the offense will likely mean more targets for Drake London and Olamide Zaccheaus,.
Many tight ends have a large learning curve to overcome in their rookie campaign. Not Pitts, who was able to have a 1,000-yard year in his first NFL season. Despite dealing with constant double coverage due to Atlanta's below-average receiving corps, Pitts managed to break the 50-yard mark in 10 games and the 100-yard barrier in three contests. His big fantasy flaw, however, was that he was unable to do much inside the red zone that turned into a trip to the end zone. Pitts was almost shut out...